Making All Voices Count

Technologies, citizen voice and accountable governance

Making All Voices Count was a programme that supported the development and spread of innovative approaches to fostering accountable, responsive governance – many of them using tools and platforms based on mobile phone and digital technologies.

Innovation, scaling and research projects

From its inception in June 2013 until its end in November 2017, Making All Voices Count issued 178 grants:

  • 72 to innovation projects
  • 38 to scaling projects
  • 7 to tech hubs
  • 61 to research projects.

Fourteen key messages about tech and accountable governance

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Five lessons about supporting innovation

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A learning programme

Making All Voices Count generated research-based evidence on how technologies contribute to accountable governance change processes, and practice-based learning on how to support innovation in this field.

This site

This is an archive of resources from the programme. You can search our publications, projects and blogs by theme and by country, and by type of project or publication.

PUBLICATION
Appropriating technology for accountability: messages from Making All Voices Count
Rosie McGee Duncan Edwards Colin Anderson Hannah Hudson Francesca Feruglio
(2018)

14 messages on the roles technologies can play in enabling citizen voice and accountable and responsive governance

PUBLICATION
What happens when policy champions move on? The case of…
Aalia Cassim
(2016)

When champions of a developmental approach to social welfare move on, does the policy momentum decrease?

PUBLICATION
Transforming governance: how can technology help reshape democracy?
Matt Leighninger
(2016)

How to incorporate new technologies into public decision making

PUBLICATION
Politicians’ perspectives on voice and accountability: evidence from a survey…
Evan S. Lieberman Philip Martin Nina McMurry
(2017)

The impact of politicians' attitudes and behaviours on responsiveness and integrity in their work